GSNorCal offers multiple avenues to be involved with robotics. There are two types of robotic groups in our council; those that participate in tournaments (FIRST or VEX) and those that like to tinker and create their own robots.
If you are new to robotics we recommend the following:
- Earn the new Robotics Badges with your troop or attend one of our partner events for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors at The Tech Musuem of Innovation or Robot Gardens
- Adults can find out more about the new Robotics Badges in a GSNorCal STEM team webinar.
- Tinker with Lego® Mindstorm NXT or VEX IQ kits with your troop and see if it sparks your interest. Reserve your kits through GSNorCal.
- Be a spectator at a local FIRST or VEX tournament. Find local
tournaments and events at Robot Events.
Most teams participate in FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) or VEX robotics competitions. Our teams have earned multiple achievements, including awards, press coverage and gone on to championships!
For Grades K-3
For Grades 3-8
For Grades 7-12
Interested in starting or joining a team in your area?
If you or your troop is interested in starting a team or joining a pre-existing team contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you and possibly others in your corporation interested in
volunteering with an existing team?
Please complete our volunteer survey and we will get back to you with robotics volunteer opportunities we have available.